Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off,
where teachers compete before a live audience at the Exploratorium
for the revered title, "Iron Science Teacher."
Parodying the cult Japanese TV program, Iron Chef, the
Exploratorium's Iron Science Teacher competition showcases
Bay Area science teachers as they devise demonstrations
around a particular ingredient—an everyday item such
as a plastic bag, a milk carton, or a nail. In a fast-paced
atmosphere where showmanship and creativity reign, science
teachers are given ten minutes to concoct a science activity
that can be used in the classroom.
Some of the best Iron Science Teacher competitions are archived
here according to where their secret ingredient was found.
After watching the Webcasts, cook up some activities of your